Last week, Shock Stock released its full list of on-site events for their 2012 horror, exploitation, and VHS swap convention. Teaming up with with Toronto's Trash Palace, Shock Stock is forging a unique path in the world of horror convention film screenings by offering an eclectic blend of indie horror, obscure films, and lost cinematic cheese you won't find anywhere else.
SHOCK STOCK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA SCREENING ROOMS
FRIDAY APRIL 13TH
4:15 PM – ANTFARM DICKHOLE ( ROOM 1 )
Directed by and co-starring Bill Zebub. Hailed as having “the most WTF moments in movie history” Antfarm Dickhole is the story of rampaging army ants that have nested inside a living human body. The unwilling host discovers that when bullies attack him, the ants defend their nest. Thus begins a tragic tale of what happens when the powerless become powerful.
4:30 PM – MONSTER BRAWL ( ROOM 2)
Eight classic monsters fight to the death in an explosive wrestling tournament set inside an abandoned and cursed graveyard. Courtesy Anchor Bay.
5:45 PM – TRASH PALACE PRESENTS: THAT MAN BOLT! ( ROOM 1)
PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS 16MM BY TORONTO’S TRASH PALACE! Starring Fred Williamson. To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man – Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough.
6:00 PM – HILLBILLY BOB ZOMBIE ( ROOM 2)
Starring Sal Lazard. Hillbilly Bob makes a batch of moonshine for a family reunion party. But his shine is contaminated and turns those who drink it into zombies. Laughter ensues as Bob tries to prevent them from getting to his beer until he realizes that they are really after his wife and kids. This spoof lampoons hillbillies, zombies and those law enforcement officers that show up at the end.
7:30 PM – THE HAMMER DON’T LIE – FRED WILLIAMSON Q&A ( ROOM 1)
HOSTED BY FANGORIA’S LIANNE SPIDERBABY – Fred “The Hammer” answers your questions and tells a couple stories about the glory days of soul cinema and beyond.
7:30 PM – THE PUPPET MONSTER MASSACRE ( ROOM 2)
A HORROR FILM CAST ENTIRELY WITH PUPPETS! A group of teens are challenged to spend a night in the Wagner mansion on the edge of town. Little do they know the owner has concocted a monstrosity in the basement and plans to make the hapless teens the creature’s first big meal.
8:00 PM – THE SHORT SHOCK FILM FESTIVAL ( ROOM 1)
We’ve packed all we can into this block of time, and we’re not going to give anything away but we’ve got some SHOCKING SHORTS comin your way!
Zombies! Weed Recipes! VHS ! BLUE GORILLAS ! And more!
8:45 PM – TRASH PALACE PRESENTS: SCARED STRAIGHT! ( ROOM 2)
PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS 16MM BY TORONTO’S TRASH PALACE! The filmed depiction of a program where convicts tell troubled kids about the horrors of prison life. Narrated by Peter Falk.
SATURDAY APRIL 14TH
11:00 AM – HATCHET ( ROOM 1 )
Starring Kane Hodder. — A motley crew of tourists embark on a boat ride of the haunted Louisiana bayous where they learn the terrifying tale of local legend “Victor Crowley”; a horribly disfigured man who was tragically and accidentally killed with a hatchet by the hands of his own father. But when the boat sinks and the ghost story turns out to be real, the group tries desperately to escape the swamp with their lives…and all of their pieces.
11:00 AM – TOP SECRET SLEAZE PRESENTS: THE SECRET OF MAGIC ISLAND ( ROOM 2)
PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS 16MM! Super rare all animal kids movie has virtually disappeared until today! The story involves an evil monkey who uses a stolen magic wand’s power to become master of all the elements. A pair of brave ducks travel in a balloon to the Land of the Doves to save the world. Also there’s gambling rabbits, cat hookers, chickens getting drowned by a fox, and frogs stapled to motorcycles… fun!
12:10 PM – TRASH PALACE PRESENTS: FRANKENSTEIN’S DAUGHTER ( ROOM 2)
PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS 16MM BY TORONTO’S TRASH PALACE! The grandson of Victor Frankenstein is hiding away as a laboratory assistant for the gentle Prof. Morton. While Dr. Morton pursues a pet project, Dr. Frankenstein secretly works his own experiments on his benefactor’s niece, Trudy Morton. Although these experiments temporarily disfigure Trudy’s face and cause her to wander aimlessly at night, they are only a build-up to Oliver’s greater goal of recreating life. With the aid of one of his father’s former assistants, Oliver constructs a female monster from the body parts of various murdered people and begins to deal a horrible fate upon any who dare stand in the way of his desires.
12:25 PM – THE HATCHET MAN COMETH – KANE HODDER Q&A ( ROOM 1 )
HOSTED BY GRIMBROTHER DAVE – ‘The Man Behind The Mask’ himself talks about the Bayou, his new book, reality television, and more!
1:15 PM – WOULD THE REAL SETH GECKO PLEASE STAND UP? – JOE PILATO Q&A ( ROOM 1 )
HOSTED BY FANGORIA’S EDITOR IN CHIEF CHRIS ALEXANDER – Joe “Rave In The Cave” Pilato gets wild and crazy talking about everything from Nike shoes to choking on zombie guts. Be careful what you ask this guy, you just might set him off!
1:30 PM – DEE FLOWERED ( ROOM 2)
Directed by Johny Walker — In a town that worships Satan, everyone is a creep. This is the home of the Sunny Day abortion clinic run by the incompetent alcoholic Dr. Sunny Day and his assistant, the homeless, deranged Griffin. As the controversy and the power of mass prayer cause a psychic energy insanity, it also resurrects the ghost of Jack the Ripper who fights the pro-life crusade by mutilating the women responsible. Dr. Day is eventually tracked by the equally insane Detective Chavez. You won’t believe what you see!
2:00 PM – SOVIET SLEAZE : THE SHORT FILMS OF YAKOV LEVI ( ROOM 1 )
Yakov Levi, a hard working Ukrainian independent film-manufacturer, has come to Shock Stock to display what has been called “comedy that is so offensive that there’s just no way in Hell he’ll ever get any sort of mainstream coverage.”
The three shorts: SHAMELESS, VANITY INSANITY, and TASTELESS, will be followed by a brief Q&A with Yakov himself.
2:30 PM – TOP SECRET SLEAZE PRESENTS: DR. DUKER’S CLIP TRIP ( ROOM 2)
PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS 16MM! Dr. Oscar Duke prescribes 2 hours of clips, trailers, and Fred Flintstone in a package best described as “Reel Gross”. No kids allowed. Not for the easily offended.
2:45 PM – THE SPARKLING GIRL STEALERS – ( ROOM 1 )
Followed by a live sneak preview of ROCCO THE BARBARIAN and a Q&A with Rocco and director Jake Grimbrother hosted by Ultraviolent Magazine’s Art Ettinger. In this first classic installment of TALES FROM THE PUSSY POUND, Rocco and his goons put a plan in motion to change the world of white slavery forever. No kids allowed. Starring ROCCO.
3:45 PM – DEAR GOD NO! – ( ROOM 1 )
The film that’s taking the underground by storm!! Followed by a Q&A with stars Olivia LaCroix and Madeline Brumby hosted by Bigfoot Expert Hawn Isali. – The surviving members of a biker war sought refuge in a secluded cabin deep in the North Georgia mountains. What comes is living nightmare of depravity and violence. A young innocent girl being held captive may hold the key to the secrets locked in the basement and the killing machine feasting on human flesh in the forest outside.
4:30 PM – FILM SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL – TWILIGHT ZONE ( ROOM 2)
PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS 16MM! FANGORIA editor and Film School Confidential founder Chris Alexander will introduce 2 of his favourite episodes of Rod Serling’s seminal television series. Each screening is accompanied by an informative mini-lecture and intelligent Q&As.
5:45 PM – JAMES AND JOANNA’S PORN SHOOT – ( ROOM 1 )
SHOCK STOCK’s #1 creep will spend most of this Q&A session with alt-porn superstar and founder of burningangel.com JOANNA ANGEL doing what he does every day – trying to get a sexy women to let him crack her toes. Also there will be an informative and entertaining question period full of shit you normally wouldn’t ask.
6:00 PM – TRASH PALACE PRESENTS: ????? ?? ????? ?? ?? ( ROOM 2)
PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS 16MM BY TORONTO’S TRASH PALACE! Secret Screening! Who knows what? You gotta be there to see !!
6:45 PM – WORLD PREMIERE – TROMA’S ‘KILL’ – ( ROOM 1 )
Directors Chad Archibald and Gabriel Carrer along with actor Ryan Barrett, actress Breanne teBoekhorst will be in attendance for a Q&A and more surprises.–
Six strangers awake to find themselves the tenants of a mysterioius old house. Terrorized by insane Tiki-men in masks and taunted by their deranged captors, it soon becomes clear that only one singular action will save them: KILL.
SUNDAY APRIL 15TH
11:00 AM – EXIT HUMANITY ( ROOM 1 )
A young man finds himself battling a deadly zombie outbreak following the American civil war. Co-stars cult icons Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Stephen McHattie and Brian Cox. Courtesy Anchor Bay.
11:00 AM – JESUS, THE TOTAL DOUCHEBAG ( ROOM 2 )
Directed by Bill Zebub and starring ODERUS URUNGUS of GWAR as Satan! Spend your Sunday morning with Jesus in screening room 2 with a film that is clearly the most offensive one on the card. If you have no religious hangups, however, this film is by far the funniest.
12:45 PM – TRASH PALACE PRESENTS: DEATHSPORT ( ROOM 2)
PRESENTED IN GLORIOUS 16MM BY TORONTO’S TRASH PALACE!
David Carradine romps around in a loin-cloth as Kaz Oshay, a good-guy biker who hops on his destructocycle to participate in a sport to the death, in Roger Corman’s futuristic gladiator motorcycle film.
Director/Star Anthony D.P. Mann and Star Denise Wedge in Attendance! The most fearsome creature of all-time returns in an exciting new adaptation, faithful to the spirit of Bram Stoker’s original novel. When young solicitor Johnathan Harker travels into the heart of the Carpathian mountains to complete a real estate transaction with the ancient Count Dracula, he discovers the bloody terror and plague that now threatens to cast its shadow over England! Meanwhile in Whitby, Quincy Morris summons the talents of Professor Van Helsing when a mysterious illness consumes his wife. Are the two puncture wounds on Lucy’s throat the mark of a vampire? It’s a race against time as our heroes fight to save the souls of their beloved from the clutches of the original screen terror….THE TERROR OF DRACULA! Q&A after the film with the director and star.
2:30 PM – MIMESIS ( ROOM 2 )
A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film. “Why watch a horror film when you can live it” Starring Allen Maldanado, Jana Thompson, Gavin Grazer and Sid Haig with Courtney Gains.
3:00 PM – THE LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER ( ROOM 1 )
Presented by London filmmaker Brad Mills. Psychotic Forest Ranger is a comedy hit among 80s B horror fans at film festivals. After taking a wrong turn down an abandoned road, the Jock, the Joker, the Blond Bimbo & the Paranoid Brunette run out of gas and find themselves stranded in the middle of the woods. What a total drag. What was that noise? Why is everyone vanishing? Is it all one of Bradley’s dumb practical jokes, or could The Legend be true?
Q&A after the film with directors Brad and Jacquelyn Mills, with cast & crew in attendance!
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